Clinical Medicine and Healthcare

  • Leann M. Lesperance
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

It is not surprising to find clinical medicine and healthcare within the domain of traditional career pathways in bioengineering. Since the first bioengineering programs started almost forty years ago, many of their graduates have gone on to medical school and other health professions. Some students planned to enter medical school all along, while others (myself included) discovered their interest in clinical medicine during their bioengineering studies.

The fact that you are reading this book suggests that you are undecided or may be open minded about your future plans. Now that you are deep into it, however, you have learned that most of the contributing authors also experienced major periods of indecision at some point in their careers. Career paths are rarely smooth and often have confusing forks and even hairpin turns!

Mine certainly has been circuitous, but also fortuitous. As a high school senior, I applied to the College of Engineering at Marquette University in Wisconsin, USA...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leann M. Lesperance
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsState University of New York – Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York; Department of Bioengineering, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York; and United Health Services HospitalsJohnson CityUSA

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